21 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

21 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and Calle Defensa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos, and steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires driving holiday site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 20°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Must see
Puerto Madero
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience and Bodega Tierras Altas. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, sample the fine beverages at Casa Tapaus Destilados, get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Mendoza trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Mendoza. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and La Chascona. Let the collections at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Natural History, and visit Barrio Bellavista.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago route builder.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get some cultural insight at Casa de Isla Negra and La Sebastiana. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Zapallar and Reñaca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas), La Rambla (in Zapallar) and Playa El Pejerrey (in Algarrobo). The adventure continues: stroll through Rocas de Santo Domingo, admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Luis Cousino, and examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valparaiso trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Casa de Isla Negra
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Specialty Museum
La Sebastiana
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Sacsayhuaman and Museo de Arte Precolombino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Salinas de Maras and exploor. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Moray in Maras--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco journey site.

You can fly from Valparaiso to Cusco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Valparaiso in May: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
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Religious Site
Qorikancha
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then look for gifts at Mapi Art.

To plan Machu Picchu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mapi Art
4.3

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